By Amaris Castillo | 12/17/2012 - 14:49
Calle 13 has never been one to remain silent on societal issues.
They’ve spoken out about everything from human trafficking to politics to education, and some of their best work is heavily laden with sharp (and piercing) opinion.
And now it looks as though education is going to get a boost thanks to the Latin-Grammy winning alt-hip-hop group.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/06/2012 - 11:27
Ricky Martin isn’t one to keep mum about news events – especially when it affects his beloved Puerto Rico.
By Jill Pankow | 11/26/2012 - 12:08
The world lost a boxing legend on Saturday November 24, when popular Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, was taken off of life support after being critically injured in a shooting that took place four days prior in Puerto Rico. Camacho will be most remembered for is his incredible skill, charisma and fashion sense in the boxing ring. In honor of him, we're showcasing some of his most memorable moments in the ring. One last time, it’s Macho time.
By Jill Pankow | 11/16/2012 - 12:17
We love to hear stories about strong, Latina women making a positive impact on their community. For Army wife Janet Sanchez, however, her hard work and giving spirit allowed her an opportunity she never imagined – she got to meet her idol, Oprah!
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 20:56
Puerto Rico recently voted on its commonwealth status, which reportedly found many Puerto Ricans in favor of statehood. This has led many to start asking: Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state? Not likely, says the Huffington Post.
As the U.S. colonized Puerto Rico in 1898, Puerto Ricans have voted several times on whether to become a state or not, but the idea has never taken hold with the majority.
By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 09:49
To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 15:53
English is set to replace Spanish as the language used to teach in Puerto Rico’s public schools, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The plan will start under a 10-year umbrella this summer, said Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11
Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/16/2012 - 15:37
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is under immense scrutiny after publicly insisting that Puerto Rico should only earn statehood if they made English their main language. Santorum expressed to the San Juan publication El Vocero this week, “As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law.